Monday, March 12, 2012

The cook

In the past it might have been a recipe book propped up. Then it might be walking back and forth to the desktop computer to check a recipe. Worse, it could have been a paper and ink wasting print out of a recipe. I came home from work last night to find R has become very modern. Find the recipe and sit the laptop above the sink.


  1. I love that the mouse has migrated over too. I do this quite often, I have a nice tiny bit of bench that just fits the laptop. Very handy!

  2. So long as he doesn't forget and turn the tap full on so it sprays water all over the place... That's what I would do...

  3. Good layout there. I have to dash between benches. Maybe when the makeover happens.

  4. Hello Andrew:
    R is very clearly embracing modern technology - as well as cooking!!

  5. R is quite resourceful.
    I love your shiny black benchtop.
    I couldn't do this in my kitchen, the tap is temperamental, if you don't handle it carefully it's a rainstorm here.

  6. Anonymous7:36 pm

    That's a sensible idea! I currently have to walk in and out of the kitchen and lounge when I'm following an online recipe. Maybe it'll be different in the new place. V.

  7. Sapphire does that with her iPad!

    Other times, if she's familiar with the recipe, she'll still prop it up and Skype with her friends as she cooks!

  8. He's clearly WAAAAAAY more coordinated than I will ever be!!!

  9. HA! I caught my non-computer literate husband doing exactly the same thing with the laptop I purchased for him, to bring him into the 21st Century.

    I didn't make comment, but was amazed.

    He's learning and I love it
    (Considering I had to label his LHS mouse button *click here*)

    Thanks for sharing!

  10. What was the recipe?

  11. This is a very familiar sight to me Andrew, Aimee does it all the the time when she's baking.
    p.s. wouldn't dream of parking in a no go area...
    p.p.s. I know it was mega easy to spot where I was today, but it would have been super, mega easy if I'd been in Paris, but my heart is definitely there, NOT in Rome for sure!

  12. Ten out of ten for R, by the way what was the recipe? :-).

  13. Fen, I knew you would be such a modern girl.

    KN, the tap is flow restricted and doesn't splash, but there is always the danger of the spoon in the sink.

    Christine, it is ok to work in, except for absurdly high cupboards and monstrous corner cupboards.

    JyaLa, others have probably been doing it for years. We are slow to catch up.

    River, the bench tops are granite. They are so hard to keep clean. You can't just wipe them over. You have to clean them with window cleaner or similar. We don't do it all the time, but mostly.

    V, have you seen your new place yet?

    Kath, ah the resourceful young. Marvellous.

    Red, he is a very good cook, which is to my benefit.

    Heather, lol at labelling the mouse buttons. Good on him.

    Cazzie, it was kedgeree. A new recipe for an old dish.

    Grace, I don't know why it hasn't occurred to him before. Maybe because the old laptop was too slow.

    Windsmoke, it was kedgeree. It was very nice for dinner and even nicer for lunch the next day.

  14. Anonymous12:08 pm

    No, I haven't seen my new place yet - just the floorplan. I've been told it's very spacious and comfortable. Can't wait to see it!

    BTW, I have no idea what kedgeree is. Off to Google it... V.

  15. A colleague at the hospital purchased an iPad for precisely the same purpose.

  16. Victor, I can see a use for old recipe books stands.

    V, spacious in Japan can mean something quite different to what we know it as, but it your place sounds good.

    You will miss quaint little Hirosaki though. I am so glad we got to see it.

  17. Anonymous3:46 pm

    Hirosaki's not so far away; I can visit at any time - won't be missing the cherry blossom festival! V.

  18. Of course you have friends there too V, so you will visit.

  19. Cazzie!!!

    It was special fried rice, which was beautiful. He even went out and bought the appropraite ingredients!